1123 Budapest, Alkotás street 44. | +36-1-487-9240, +36-1-487-9288 | K1 Building, A section, 1st floor |

The International Relations Center of the University of Physical Education facilitates all the mobility activities, institutional partnerships, projects and training programs of the students, faculty and international alumni of the UPE community. The IRC serves the internationalization of UPE, all the related processes. We provide mobility services for incoming international and our Hungarian students and faculty, and we promote and represent UPE in the international arena, enhance foreign language training programs and help research-based international collaborations as well. International short term trainings like the NET are also run under IRC supervision, while other foreign language training programs can utilize our services, too. IRC serves the institutional internationalization strategy of the University of Physical Education and we all work for the high quality education, research and foreign learning/working experience opportunities of our students, educators and researchers.

Sincerely, Dr. Judit Kadar

Dr. Judit Kadar | +36-1-487-9240, +36-30-376-6007 | A105 |  | CV1 | CV2

Judit Németh | +36-1-487-9246; +36-70-902-0656 | A106 |
Fanni Füstös | +36-1-487-9288, +36-30-176-6661 | A104 |
Gergely Kiss | +36-1-487-9246, +36-70-378-6829 | A106 |
Ágnes Kovács |
Krisztina Kovács | +36-1-487-9290 | A108 |
Andrea Rédli | +36-1-487-9288, +36-30-822-3238 | A104 |
Benjamin Tompai | +36-1-487-9290, +36-70-378-6836 | A108 |

The university library is the only library in the country specialized in physical education and sports. It is dedicated to collecting books and magazines from different fields of sports, physical education, sport pedagogy, sport management and recreation, published in Hungary or abroad.

The university devotes substantial finances to acquiring international books and magazines deemed important in sport pedagogy and research. Our digital library supplies physical education and sport science professionals of the country with adequate reference literature. The collection includes books, journals, articles, theses, videos and photos. Furthermore, the library offers several important databases, like EBSCO, as well as some special collections related to sports and medical sciences to support research at all levels.

Besides the open access databases, like, DART-Europe, De Gruyter Open, DOAB, DOAJ, IC Journal Master List, IC Search Articles, INSEP and JournalSeek, the library offers a wide array of other resources, like Academic Search Complete, databases of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ScienceDirect Scopus, SpringerLink, WOS, Podium Standard (Gracenote), ProQuest, PsycINFO and SPORTDiscus.

The library provides all available support to help anyone in our campus community, including international students and faculty.


  • Judit Varga (director):
  • Hedvig Bóka Sárdi (literary research, usage of databases): 


  • Director of Library: +36-1-487-9235
  • Information desk: +36-70-378-6868

Fax: +36-1-356-63-37

Online catalogue: click here to enter! Changing the language of the user interface from hungarian to english:

  • click on “Beállítások”
  • click on “Nyelv”
  • select “English”
  • push the button labelled “Mehet” for confirmation.

Opening hours

Information desk, Circulation (the stack-room’s closing time is 30 minutes earlier!)

  • Monday – 10:00-18:00
  • Tuesday – 9:00-17:00
  • Wednesday – 9:00-17:00
  • Thursday – 9:00-17:00
  • Friday – 9:00-15:00

Rules of registration and using the Library

  • I. The library services are free for students, professors, employees of the University, and for pensioners, employees of the cultural sector, teachers, persons over 70 and disabled people.
  • II. Daily tickets (except for the I. category)
    • day pass (reading room only): 800 HUF
    • internet pass: 500 HUF
    • daily combined ticket: 1000 HUF (access to the library and the internet)
  • III. Registration fees (except for the I. category)
    • Library cards
      • for students1: 1000 HUF/semester
      • for students1: 1500 HUF/school year
      • full price for a semester2: 2000 HUF
      • full price for a school year2: 3000 HUF
      • pensioners, registered unemployed, maternity leave on for one school year: 1000 HUF
    • Internet cards
      • for students1: 1500 HUF/semester
      • for students1: 3000 HUF /school year
      • full price for a semester2: 10 000 HUF
      • full price for a school year2: 15 000 HUF
      • pensioners, registered unemployed, maternity leave on for one school year: 1500 HUF
    • Combination tickets
      • for students1: 3500 HUF /school year
      • full price for a school year2: 16 000 HUF
      • pensioners, registered unemployed, maternity leave on for one school year: 2000 HUF
  • IV. Other fees
    • Fine Amount Per Day Per Book (in case of books borrowed for 1, 2 and 4 weeks): 20 HUF/day/book
    • For night loan: 500 HUF/hour
    • New library card (in case of loss): 300 HUF
    • Black and white photocopies: 30 HUF/page

[1] other university’s students, [2] everyone else not mentioned above


  • use of reading-rooms,
  • borrowing of documents determined in regulations,
  • use of online databases via Internet,
  • making photocopy of determined documents (for payment),
  • inter-library loaning,
  • by order making Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), literary research and polling on-line databases (for payment)

Journals in our library: click here!


EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides access to an institution’s entire collection via a single, customizable entry point.

Subscribed database usage is only allowed on university computers:

  • Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. (Click on EBSCOhost Research Databases then select the database!)
  • Akadémiai folyóiratgyűjtemény (journal package) - Akadémiai Kiadó, founded in 1828, is a leading STM publisher of Central-Europe. They offer a wide range of high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Food Science Source is an extensive full-text database designed to support the informational needs of the food industry at all levels. This collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas that are integral to the food industry. (Click on EBSCOhost Research Databases then select the database!)
  • Podium Standard (Gracenote) is a well-designed dashboard with several functionalities to enhance performance analysis, and more. The application covers all international sport results final rankings in almost any professional sport. (If you want use this database, please ask the librarian.)
  • SpringerLink is the world's most comprehensive online collection of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works.
  • Web of Science is a bibliographic database. With the Web of Science platform, you can access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world.
  • PsycINFO database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. (Click on EBSCOhost Research Databases then select the database!)
  • ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. ScienceDirect combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that users can stay informed in their fields and can work more effectively and efficiently.
  • Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings
  • SportDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full text for 550 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the SPORTDiscus index - with no embargo. (Click on EBSCOhost Research Databases then select the database!)

Free online databases:

  • DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.
  • DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • SURF Contains SPOLIT (publications), SPOFOR (projects), SPOMEDIA (audio-visual media) and the “Fachinfoführer Sport” (internet resources). In addition, you can search other external data collections at the same time to complete your results list.


If you have a library card, we offer you several ebooks about sport sciences, for example sports medicine, biomechanics or sport recreation. Click here for the complete list. After clicking on the titles, you can access the full text of the book directly at EBSCO, but a registration is needed for ProQuest.

Journals related to sport on the internetclick here!

Useful Links

Institute of Economic and Social Sciences

  • Sport Economics and Decision Making Research Center
    • Director: Dr. István Magas
  • Department of Sport Management
    • Head of department: Dr. habil. Gábor Géczi | +36-1-487-9200/61185 |
    • Assistant: Andrea Nagy | +36-1-487-9200/61193 |
  • Department of Social Sciences
    • Head of department: Dr. Andrea Gál | +36-1-487-9200/61124 |
    • Assistant: Mária Lajtai | +36-1-487-9277 | Főépület/II/54. |
  • Department of Psychology and Sport Psychology
    • Head of department: Dr. Ágota Lénárt | +36-1-487-9200/61324 |
    • Assistant: Éva Gál | +36-1-487-9270 |
  • Department of Sports Law

Institute of Sports

  • Training Theory and Methodology Research Center
    • Director: Dr. Csaba Bartha |
    • Assistant: Bálint Dolnegó | +36-1-487-9200/61313 |
  • Department of Athletics
    • Head of department: László Szalma | +36-1-487-9245 |
    • Assistant: Dóra Hollósi | +36-1-487-9259 |
  • Department of Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Dance and Aerobics
    • Head of department: Prof. Dr. Pál Hamar | +36-1-487-9261, +36-1-487-9200/61120 |
    • Assistant: Ágnes Csótár | +36-1-487-9290 |
  • Department of Swimming and Water Sports
    • Head of department: Dr. Csaba Sós | +36-1-487-9200/61343 |
    • Assistant: Ibolya Fekete | +36-1-487-9281 |
  • Department of Sport Games
    • Head of department: Dr. Csaba Ökrös | +36-1-487-9200/61302 |
    • Assistant: Györgyné Bunda | +36-1-487-9278 |
  • Department of Combat Sports
    • Head of department: Dr. Endre Németh | +36-1-487-9224 |
    • Assistant: Judit Kovács | +36-1-487-9274 |
  • Department of Recreation
    • Head of department: Dr. István Irmai | +36-1-487-9256 |
    • Assistant: Eszter Pécs | +36-1-487-9200/61333 |
  • Soccer Section
  • Winter Sports Section
  • Division of Equestrian Sports
    • Head of division: Dr. Anna Protzner | +36-1-487-9200/61119 |
    • Assistant: Petra Száz | +36-1-487-9200/61161 |
  • Mental Sports Section

Teacher Training Institute

  • Pedagogy and Methodology Department
    • Head of department: Dr. Lívia Borosán | +36-1-487-9200/61015 | 
    • Assistant: Krisztina Zimits | +36-1-487-9231 |
  • Department of Sport-Specific Languages
    • Head of department: Mariann Kánai |
    • Assistant: Mónika Fazakas | +36-1-487-9200/61111 |
  • Adult Education
    • Director: Dr. Ákos Cserny |
  • Distance and e-Learning Section
  • Primary and Secondary Practice Sports School >>>

Institute for Sports and Health Sciences

  • Research Center for Molecular Exercise Science >>>
    • Director: Dr. Zsolt Radák | +36-30-491-8224 |
    • Assistant: Dr. Erika Koltai | +36-1-487-9200/61023 |
  • Department of Health Sciences and Sport Medicine
    • Head of department: Prof. Dr. Miklós Tóth | +36-1-487-9275 |
    • Assistant: Éva Szűcs | +36-1-487-9275 |
  • Department of Kinesiology
    • Head of department: Dr. Levente Rácz | +36-70-378-6849 |
    • Assistant: Zsolt Gréger | +36-1-487-9200/61174 |
  • Research Center for Sport Physiology
  • Center of Sports Nutrition Science

Institute of Teacher Training | Economics and Social Science Institute | Institute for Sports and Health Sciences | Institute of Sports

Institute of Teacher Training

The role of the institute is to coordinate the work of the units taking part in the training of Master’s PE and Adapted PE teachers. It organizes, controls and evaluates the teaching practice of the students and the work of the mentor teachers who help them in the educational institutes.

Director: Prof. Dr. Pál Hamar | +36-1-487-9219 |

Units >>>

Educational programs the Institute contributes to

  • Sport and Recreation Management BSc
  • Sport Coaching BSc
  • Master’s in Sport Coaching MSc
  • Recreation MSc
  • Sport Management MSc
  • Human Kinesiology MSc
  • Teacher of PE, Adapted PE and Health Promotion (undivided BA/MA)
  • PhD Program

Research portfolio

  • The role of movement as a basis for life-long fitness in society
  • Handling the cognitive and behavioural problems of the X, Y, Z and Alpha generations through sport
  • Career orientation
  • Current problems in sport pedagogy
  • Talent scouting and selection
  • Evaluating and grading in PE lessons
  • Motor and Eurofit tests
  • Motor tests of disabled pupils

Economics and Social Science Institute

The Economics and Social Science Institute (ESSI) explores the theoretical and practical methods of economics and social sciences in unison, and wishes to be a partner of the other institutes representing other disciplines of TE. With the integrated approach, the aim of ESSI is the expansion of results in sport science and the transmission of profound knowledge to university students, academics as well as representatives of the practical world of sport.

Director: Dr. Tamás Sterbenz | +36-70-902-0190 |

Units >>>

Educational programs the Institute contributes to

  • Sport and Recreation Management BSc
  • Sport Coaching BSc
  • Master’s in Sport Coaching MSc
  • Recreation MSc
  • Sport Management MSc
  • Human Kinesiology MSc
  • Teacher of PE, Adapted PE and Health Promotion (undivided BA/MA)
  • Doctoral Program (Organisational Ma-nagement, Decision Making)

Research portfolio

  • economic issues of competitiveness in sports
  • decision making of athletes, coaches, managers
  • sport statistical data accumulation and analysis
  • the role of intuition in sport
  • the professional auditing of management in sports organizations
  • issues in sports history and sports philosophy
  • the role of fair play in modern sports
  • the effect of globalization, social mobility and migration on sports
  • psychological methods in performance enhancement

Institute for Sports and Health Sciences

The role of the institute is to provide all basic science subjects for students in every educational program of the University. The main areas include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, human biology, exercise physiology, internal medicine and health sciences. The institute facilitates significant research activities, with an extensive Hungarian and international cooperation network (Japan, Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, Spain and USA).

Acting Director: Prof. Miklós Tóth | +36-1-487-9275 |

Units >>>

Educational portfolio - The Institute provides out the broadest range of teaching activity at the University, offering all fundamental courses required in the various educational programs at every academic level. The Institute has a major role in doctoral training. The members of the Institute are involved in Sport Medicine courses, which consists of/is specialized training for medical doctors. Many courses are held for postgraduate training in the Hungarian coaching programs.

Research areas

  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport genomics and proteomics
  • Physical exercise and aging
  • Free radical research
  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Population studies of physical exercise in Hungarian society
  • Sport cardiology

Institute of Sports

The educators and researchers are actively involved in practical education and research in various fields of sports, such as football, handball, basketball, athletics, swimming and many more. Furthermore, the Institute takes pride in its educators, coaches and researchers, among whom there are numerous achievers in various world games and champions as well as highly-acclaimed coaches who support professional athletes and have developed a global network and knowledge transfer system.

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Units >>>

Educational programs the Institute contributes to

  • Sport and Recreation Management BSc
  • Sport Coaching BSc
  • Master’s of Sport Coaching MSc
  • Recreation MSc
  • Teacher of PE, Adapted PE and Health Promotion (undivided BA/MA)

Research areas

  • performance strategy of female gymnasts
  • improving the flexibility and endurance of elderly women
  • physical activity and sedentary behavior
  • the coach-athlete relationship

Rector: Prof. Dr. h. c. Lajos Mocsai

  • phone: +36-487-9292
  • fax: +36-1-356-6337

Vice-Rector for General Affairs: Dr. Tamás Sterbenz

  • phone: +36-70-902-0190
  • fax: +36-1-487-9232

Vice-Rector for Education: Prof. Dr. Pál Hamar

  • phone: +36-30-521-2412

Vice-Rector for Science: Dr. Zsombor Lacza

  • phone: +36-30-524-9554

State Chancellor for Financial Affairs: dr. Ferenc Genzwein

  • phone: +36-1-487-9214
  • fax: +36-1-356-6337